All That Glitters

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The Kanchana Chitra Ramayana is an illustrated manuscript commissioned by the ruler of Banaras, Udit Narayan Singh, in the late 1800s. It took 18 years to be completed and is an illustrated version of the Ramcharitmanas (a poem in Avadhi based on the Ramayana) which was composed by 16th century poet-saint Tulsidas. Learn more about this manuscript in our Discover MAP pack "All That Glitters" that includes:  
  • An exploration guide – Get an insight into the history and the folios of this manuscript
  • Activity Sheet – Borrow techniques from the miniature artists to create your own visual story
  • Colouring Sheet – Meet the narrators of this story and have fun colouring them!
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